Ideas and views from across the left
Byron Taylor, 22 Apr 2014
Ahead of the next leg of our regional tour in Cardiff, Byron Taylor, National Officer of TULO, gives us his views on the Great British Rip Off.
Zoe Williams, Katy Clark MP, Frances O’Grady, Sadiq Khan, Matthew Pennycook, 9 Apr 2014
The government claims Britain’s economy is in recovery, but with the gap between the rich and the poor widening and living standards plummeting for most – whose recovery is it?
Professor Costas Lapavitsas, Seumas Milne, Mariana Mazzucato, Paul Mason, 8 Apr 2014
VIDEO: An expert panel including Costas Lapavitsas - professor of economics at SOAS, Paul Mason, Culture and Digital editor, Channel 4 News; Mariana Mazzucato RM Phillips professor in the Economics of Innovation at Sussex University; and Seumas Milne, Guardian columnist and author, convene to discuss the state of the UK economy today.
Arlene McCarthy, 3 Apr 2014
In our second blog for the TUC's Fair Pay Fortnight, Arlene McCarthy MEP argues we need fair pay at the top of the income scale as well as the bottom.
Professor Danny Dorling, 1 Apr 2014
The UK already has sufficient housing provision. We urgently need government intervention to ensure supply meets demand.
Matt Hawkins, 31 Mar 2014
Gingerbread brought together four leading voices in employment to discuss flexible working, a vital key to unlocking employment opportunities and progression for single parents, who must balance the roles of breadwinner and primary carer for their families.
Lisa Nandy MP, 28 Mar 2014
Only now is the extent to which the Thatcher government escalated the miners' strike coming to light. We need the full release of papers and an apology from Government.
Frances O’Grady, 27 Mar 2014
Frances O'Grady explains the TUC's newest campaign: Fair Pay Fortnight.
Rachel Dickinson, 24 Mar 2014
Between April and December 2013, food banks fed over 600,000 people in the UK. There are tangible and avoidable causes for people in seventh richest nation in the world going hungry, and the government needs to do more to prevent it.
Diane Abbott MP, 21 Mar 2014
Diane Abbott MP introduces the new pamphlet by Class and Red Pepper magazine exposing common myths around immigration.
Richard Murphy, Ann Pettifor, Tim Roache, Stefan Stern, Daisy Sands, 20 Mar 2014
Five leading thinkers give their reaction to Budget 2014
Ann Pettifor, 19 Mar 2014
The Ukraine crisis exposes the failures of Britain's economic and energy model. It is the Chancellor's task to plan for and defend the energy security of its citizens. That is what George Osborne should do today.
Steve Hart, 18 Mar 2014
As the Chancellor's annual Budget announcement draws near, Class Chair Steve Hart looks at what we can expect.
Professor Clare Bambra, 17 Mar 2014
A rise in health inequalities is not an accident. The data shows that austerity will continue to increase health inequalities, and the poorest communities will suffer the most.
Stewart Lansley, 14 Mar 2014
Economies built around poverty wages and huge corporate and private surpluses are unsustainable. Until we correct for this great imbalance, today’s artificially created recovery will prove very short-lived.
Laura Pidcock, 13 Mar 2014
Join me and a panel of key figures in the North East to debate the question: whose recovery is it?
Ian Lavery MP, 12 Mar 2014
Join me in Newcastle tomorrow to debate the question: whose recovery is it?
Ellie O’Hagan, 11 Mar 2014
Figures from across the movement and the wider left remember the RMT leader.
Andrew Fisher, 11 Mar 2014
The ONS has released a report on the difference between public and private sector pay. We need to look at the findings in detail and have a debate about the best way to increase wages for everybody.